New Film Seeks to Capture, Preserve Black History in Majority-Hispanic San Antonio

This is Robert A. Dawson, a Tuskegee airman who was killed in a training exercise during World War II. His portrait is captured on the brick wall of a community center in San Antonio, Texas. Mural artist unknown. Photo by Lily Casura.

San Antonio, now the nation’s seventh-largest city, is one of many cities in America known as “majority minority” cities. Here, Hispanics predominate, making up almost two in three inhabitants (63 percent), followed by whites (26 percent) and blacks at fewer than one in 10 (seven percent), according to recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. But…